Welcome to my Puerto Duquesa blog

I've been visiting Puerto Duquesa three or four times a year for the past 20 years and have seen the area change enormously in that time. Where once there were dirt tracks and open countryside, there are now two lane motorways and apartment complexes. And whilst the area has changed and grown dramatically, it has still retained its small town, or should that be 'small marina' feel, which keeps me, and thousands others, coming back year after year.

Since I am currently in the USA it is a slightly odd time to start a blog about Puerto Duquesa, but the reason for doing so is simple - I may actually have some time to write some stuff! Most of the things I'm going to write about are things I like doing in the area or places I like going. Clearly I am not going to be able to cover everything, but hopefully I can give you a taste of what makes this such a special place and give you some ideas for your next trip.

If you can't immediately find what you are looking for, please scroll down and look in the blog archive (click the triangles to expand the list of articles). You might also want to start with these articles: Puerto Duquesa: the basics, Favourite (best?) restaurants in Puerto Duquesa, Puerto Duquesa beaches and Holiday accommodation in Puerto Duquesa. Want to get to know the area? Try A walking tour of Puerto Duquesa.

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Thanks / Gracias

Chris (chris@cdgsmith.com) (March 2007)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Holiday accommodation in Puerto Duquesa

Most of the available holiday accommodation in Puerto Duquesa is self-catering. If you want to stay in a hotel, and benefit from its services, there is only one hotel in Puerto Duquesa called La Duquesa Golf Hotel.

La Duquesa Golf Hotel

This is a 4* hotel which has recently undergone a complete refurbishment. It’s located a 10 minute walk from the marina, right on the golf course. I’ve never stayed there myself, but having been in the communal areas, and talking to people who have, it seems like a nice, smart hotel with a good range of services. For keen golfers, it is absolutely ideal as you can literally stroll out of your bedroom onto the 1st tee when the sun comes up!

Self-catering/private rental

The vast majority of people spending time in Puerto Duquesa chose to rent a privately owned apartment, townhouse or villa. These tend to be excellent value, especially if you book directly with the owner.

There are a number of communities to chose from. When working out which is right for you, you need to think about the setting (is it quiet/noisy?) and whether you are going to have a car or not. Whilst most of the communities in the marina will not require a car, if you’re up on the hillside overlooking the golf course, it would be preferable to have one, especially in the summer when what sounds like a nice 10 minute stroll could actually turn into an agonisingly sweaty 20 minute hike under the powerful Spanish sun!

There are a number of useful links to holiday accomodation providers throughout my blog so please click around. You could also try Holiday rentals Puerto Duquesa.

For more useful information about Puerto Duquesa see the Puerto Duquesa: the Basics section.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your blog, thanks and hope you enjoy your time in Spain..

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